Category Archives: Finger rhymes

Here’s the chimney

A Christmas fingerplay. Here’s the chimney (make a fist) Here’s the top (hand on top) Open the lid (lift hand) And out Santa pops (stick up your thumb)

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Here are Grandma’s glasses

Do the actions… One Grandma told me she felt this rhyme stereotyped older people- so you could substitute the name of anyone who wears glasses. Feel free to use my name! Here are Grandma’s glasses, (make glasses with your hands) … Continue reading

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There was a little snowman

Winter silliness! There was a little snowman with a carrot for a nose Along came a rabbit, and what do you suppose? That rabbit was very hungry, he hadn’t had his lunch He saw the little carrot and MUNCH MUNCH … Continue reading

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Here’s a cup

When I was in Berlin over half-term, I was struck by how many children’s teas there were. When we made the beautiful red or gold herbal and fruit infusions in our glass teapot, they certainly looked good enough to drink. … Continue reading

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Tommy Whoops

We were watching the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour the other day and I noticed John Lennon playing this with a little girl on his lap. He says Charlie, and ofcourse any name can be used, but traditionally it’s Tommy. Lightly … Continue reading

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Two little eyes that open and close

A little rhyme for babies- touch each part of the face in turn and make ‘em giggle! Two little eyes that open and close Two little ears and one little nose Two little cheeks and one little chin And one … Continue reading

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Here’s the beehive

A finger rhyme- clench your fist for the beehive, and put each finger out in turn for the bees. It’s a good one to play under the towel at bath time or under the duvet too! Here’s the beehive, but … Continue reading

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Open, shut them

For the smaller toddlers and babies. Do the actions with your hands, then creep/tickle them up to their chin and stroke their lips. Best not to do this one if your child is going through a biting phase! Sorry- tracks … Continue reading

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Put your finger in Foxy’s hole

A little game to play that some say dates from Tudor times. The adult crosses the first two fingers on each hand to make a little hole. When the child puts their finger in the hole, the fox (or thumbnail … Continue reading

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Here’s the church

There’s much to explain to the modern child when you do this one! Good for preschoolers who are beginning to gain fine motor control. It’s a bit of a twist though. Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There … Continue reading

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